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restored. >> police officers are getting pay raises in san jose, but what about the other unions. some city workers are grumble popping i'm jody hernandez in the sierra where this cold snap is delivering a welcome dose of snow to the slopes. feel like playing look hookie? you're not alone. >> wow that looks chilly. we'll track another snowstorm on the way for the sierra coming up. plus, this western chill across california and how long these cold temperatures will last in just a few minutes. >>> a fire in san jose broke out around 2:00 in the morning near mon that ray and blossom hill road. firefighters searched the unit. they didn't find anybody inside. police tell us the man who lives there wasn't home and still hasn't been reached. >> san mateo police are looking for a suspect in a violent robbery. it happened last week in the central park area of san mateo. one on tuesday, one or thursday. both times a man approached a woman, hit her, stole her purse and ran. investigators say he's dark skinned about 25 years old and was last seen wearing a dark puffy jacket and a black hat. >> fallout
-apartheid protest at u.c. berkeley. he was in the audience at the coliseum. >> oakland was the symbol of the city that fought and that constantly held the nation's feet to the fire. >> with his passing, we can't help but celebrate his life because it was one that embodied the spirit of gandhi and martin luther king. >> reporter: his legacy will live on in this city forever. >> that day was unforgettable for so many of us here. >>> new video tonight. one of the first prayer services. this was in capetown, south africa. desmond tutu offered his condolences to the mandela family. tutu himself, a social rights activist from south africa. mandela impacted the entire soul. he spoke passionately about the power of education and sports, a way to advance and unite. nbc bay area's jean elle joins us in san francisco with more. >> reporter: nelson mandela was not a big rugby fan. but he showed his support for south africa's all-white rugby team. and it was a game-changer for his country. the reverend avis brown remembers the historic moment. >> i'm right there. >> reporter: reverend amos brown spent time wi
a decade it is a name well known to san jose firefighters. now, we investigate holding the city accountable for a reputation that won't go away. >> there is no cure for my cancer. >> reporter: mike cunningham has multiple myeloma. >> what is the reputation? >> two words, a dump. >> there are a lot of older guys that worked at that station long enough. there is a good chance they come down with cancer. >> my life has changed. it alterred. >> two veteran firefighters both retired and both fighting for their lives. both spent time working at station five and recognize the fact firefighters are at a greater risk for cancer. but they want the city to explore why station five has earned the unusual reputation as the cancer station. >> you know, when you work at 5:00 you can5 you can't wait to go to another station. everybody can remember a friend who died of cancer who had at some time worked at station five. >> i looked at him and i said your poppy's coming home to die. >> reporter: melissa martinez broke that news to her 8-year-old son. her husband died in august of last year two months after d
the city accountable for a reputation that won't go away. >> there is no cure for my cancer. >> mike cunningham has multiple myoloma. >> what's the reputation of fire station 5. >> a dump and a place to go get cancer at. >> there's a lot of colder guys that know if you work at that station long enough, there's a good pg chance you're going to come up with cancer. >> rick has gallbladder cancer. >> my life changed. it will never be the same. >> two veteran firefighters. both retired, both now fight narg lives. both spent time working at station 5 and they recognize the fact that firefighters are at a greater risk for cancer. but they want the is i to explore why station 5 has earned the unusual reputation as the cancer station. >> when you work at 5, you can't wait to get out and work at some other station. everyone knows a friend that died of cancer that at some point bourqued at station 5. >> i looked at him and i said your papy is coming home to die. >> she broke that news to her 8-year-old son jonah. her husband died in august of last year. two months after doctored diagnosed him
was the protest by fast food workers in dozens of american cities demanding the federal minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour. our report from joe fryer in los angeles. >> reporter: fast food workers walked off the job today pushing for the first federal minimum wage increase in four years. they braved frigid temps in denver and rainy weather in atlanta while protesters in other cities simply moved their chants inside. >> catching like wildfire all throughout the country. nobody's ever really seen anything like this. >> reporter: sandy velazquez skipped her shift at a mcdonald's in los angeles. >> yes, i was nervous. >> reporter: she has three children. about 25% of all fast food workers are raising kids. >> sometimes they can, mom, can you buy me this and i don't have enough money. >> reporter: like 52% of fast food workers she relies on some public assistance. >> i work hard. when i get my paycheck at the end of the week, it's not enough to survive. it's like an insult. >> reporter: mcdonald's employee steven rojas says he can't find a job in his field. at 23 years old, half the workers had
. >>> good evening, the investigation into the crash of a commuter train in new york city early sunday morning at a wildly high rate of speed appears to now be focusing on the alertness level of the engineer at the controls. at 82 miles an hour, the train was going way too fast for the turn, more than double the speed limit for those rails. the ntsb says there is no evidence of a mechanical problem thus far. today, the first lawsuits were filed in this derailment that killed four passengers, injured over 60 others. the outcome of this investigation could have fraud impact on public transportation. it is where we begin again tonight with nbc's tom costello at the scene of the wreck. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. the executive director for the union tells nbc tonight it looks as if the engineer nodded off at the controls. the engineer has told police he believes he zoned out. blood and alcohol tests are back, negative for the entire crew. still waiting on blood tests, meanwhile, the ntsb says the checks of the trains brakes and rail signals were all working properly. it was
in cities like dallas. heavy snow, ice, freezing rain and brutal winds lashed the central part of the country. the south bore the brunt of this brutal weather system. in dallas, and major southern cities, temperatures remain below freezing turning sleet and slush to hard ice, up to one inch on some roadways, making everyday drives treacherous trips. >> watch out, everybody, here it comes. >> i've only seen it worse like this in my life. i've been driving for 37 years. >> reporter: hundreds of traffic accidents reported since friday causing extensive delays, closing i-35 several times up to ten hours. >> you try change lanes and you're going sideways. >> reporter: in ohio this public bus lost control and slams right into a parked car but sliding down the rest of the road sideways. across arkansas and texas, utility crews are scrambling to clear ice encrusted power lines, as more than 200,000 customers remain without power. airlines have canceled nearly 1,000 flights today, with more than half of those flying through dallas, stranding 4,000 people. one traveler recorded this cell
sunday's deadly commuter rail crash near new york city. as we hear some of those on board. >> it seems like it was going pretty fast. i looked at my two -- i screamed at my two friends that were going over. i couldn't believe it. i was in shock. >>> new details into the investigation into that fiery car crash that killed "fast & furious" star paul walker as reaction pours in. >>> plus, good news and bad news for black friday retailers. a minnesota man pays the price for making it snow. and is this the future of home delivery? "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, december 2nd. >>> good morning. we're going to begin with that deadly train derailment in new york. this morning, the death toll stands at four with dozens injured, some still in critical condition. all of this as investigators try to piece together what caused the train to jump the tracks. nbc's jay gray has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, investigators continue to work through the wreckage of a metro north commuter train in the bronx. >> our mission is to understand not just w
in san carlos. they're pumping gas through their controversial line against the wishes of city officials. the utility was forced to shut down the line after the discovery of records showing potential flaws. the judge ordered them to temporarily shut the pipe down now says it's okay. >> we know from the experience in san bruno what can happen if something terribly goes wrong, and we're going to make sure we hold them accountable for that not happening in our community. >> that pipeline 147 goes right through the middle of san car s carlos. >>> dozens of protesters came out today to voice their concerns about a new planned parenthood. it is set to open tomorrow. protesters say they have collected more than 1600 signatures in 11 days from people who share their concerns about this opening. they're worried some women may not get adequate medical care at the clinic. >> we're very concerned about these three issues. the lowering of our property values, our children being such a young age and losing their parents' consent. >> the protesters say they received support from pro-life and pro-choic
works crews busy as pipes and a water main burst this morning. the city sending out tweets alerting residents to take precautions. >> as the cold weather has had a cumulative effect from night tonigt tonight, there's the potential we could have some more breaks in the lines. >> reporter: the fountain flowing now, but take a look at it this morning when the mercury plunged. >> to get into the mid 20s is what what we would normally see. to get below 20 last night is very unusual. >> reporter: if you have to be outside tonight, this is definitely the place to be. the only thing i'm missing is that cup of hot cocoa. i'm jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> from the north bay to the south bay, it is just cold. the cold had people rushing into auto repair shops. >> reporter: the temperature in san jose has dropped two degrees in just the past hour. it's 50 degrees. let's give it a second. 50 degrees. we are in for a cold night. most drivers know black ice is one of the big worries when the sun goes down and the temperatures plummet, but it's not the only cold-related car problem. the se
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city 42 degrees. chicago at 50. napa you are colder than both of those locations at 39 degrees. all of this is getting set off by a huge dome of polar air that's moving across the west. i think it's going to stay here for the next 36 hours across the bay area. walnut creek, 36. napa, 39. down towards san jose. chilly for your standards at 34. with those temperatures in place, we will get into the 20s for tomorrow morning. the worst of the weather for tomorrow when it comes to the chill will be in the north bay. all of our coat counties are u the freeze warning. still not too late to take those bet pets inside. you can throw a sheet over the plants. we'll tell you who goes down to 27 degrees by 6:00 a.m. >> it is chilly. >>> temperatures are low. which means profits are high. that's the business plan for dozens of bay area ski and snowboard shops. and everyone else looking to buy warmer clothes. >> they're very excited. they've had a lot of enthusiasm. pent up enthusiasm. they want to get the equipment and head up and have a great time. they want the latest and greatest. >> retailer
will have our full forecast in a few minutes. >>> in the meantime, though, $18 billion in the red. the city of detroit gets the go ahead to file for bankruptcy. and the implications of this largest public bankruptcy in u.s. history are far and wide. in his ruling tuesday, federal judge steven rhodes said, quote, this once city cannot pay its debts. it is insolvent." it is not just detroit. chicago's credit rating is downgraded for a $19 billion pension short fall. and it's a problem for other states as well. health care obligations. at 45% illinois is the worst in the nation. analysts say cash-strapped cities and states gave pension benefits instead of pay raises. >> money that you have to pay later seems a lot cheaper than money you have to pay today. >>> president obama is getting back on the offensive, telling americans healthcare.gov is working better than ever. the president saying the website is vastly improved and that obama care is here to stay. that reassurance comes as the president is under renewed pressure to hold people accountable for the botched rollout. >> do not let the ini
containing radioactive material on its way from a hospital in tijuana to a disposal site near mexico city. tonight the truck has been found near the gas station where it was stolen. and the critical cargo known as cobalt 60 has been recovered. mexican officials describe its radioactivity now as quote, low intensity. >>> the commuter train derailment in new york city this weekend has thrust the topic of worker fatigue into the news. the investigation, as you may know, is now focused on the engineer and whether he fell asleep two weeks into a new shift in a 5:00 in the morning start. everyone gets tired, every shift has its own rhythms. we get our report tonight from tom costello. >> reporter: in the first minutes of sunday's emergency response, william rockefeller told police he zoned out just before the crash. his attorney said he was in a daze situation. a union rep said he nodded out. different descriptions for what sleep researchers say sounds like a sleep attack. >> when sleep intrudes involuntarily into the waking brain and seizes control of the brain so that the person who is doing
morning, kayla. >> good morning, richard. fast food restaurant workers in 100 cities across the country are planning walkouts, strikes, and protests today. it's part of a push for a higher minimum wage. protesters will be calling for a $15 wage, which is more than double the current federal wage of $7.25. private sector job growth came in higher than expected at 215,000 jobs added in november, but more good economic news today could be bad news for stocks, which are on a four-day slide on fears it of the fed pulling back on its stimulus. and car service app uber is teaming up with home depot to deliver christmas trees on demand all day today in ten major cities. for $135, uber will deliver a tree and a stand right to your door as well as a surprise christmas gift from the company. little holiday spirit goes a long way. richard, back to you. >> definitely does. we can sit in our home and enjoy the holiday. >>> sports headlines are just ahead, including an nba game that went up in smoke. and only the smootest will survive. jimmy kimmel hosts a dance-off with detroit's finest fans. you got
city this past sunday morning, the federal government has ordered the metro north rail line to take immediate steps to obey speed restrictions including improving its signal system and adding a second qualified driver in the cab on specific trains. the train in the fatal crash was traveling at 82 miles an hour, more than double the safe speed. >>> europeans have been dealing with a major winter storm system. in the uk it's meant flooding and high winds. cameras captured an attempted landing by an emirates jet at the airport in birmingham. crabbing into a stiff wind before thinking of landing, it intend diverted. notice the vehicles in the distance there. those are plane spotters. folks who had parked to watch attempted landings in some seriously sported weather. >>> hundreds of flights have been canceled in china due to record levels of air pollution. officials there have issued the highest level of health warning there is urging citizens to stay indoors, urging factories to curtail or halt production entirely. >>> turns out a lot of people heard "the sound of music" last night. thi
the nation, continuing to be down. chicago and new york city, in the 30s and 40s. the east bay at 33 degrees. not only temperatures in the 30s, but already in the 20s. napa at 26. novato at 25. freeze warning until friday morning for most of the bay area except san francisco. that's when temperatures range 25 to 30 degrees. take the pets inside and protect those plants. overall, you're going to notice some of the largest impacts across the south bay, including san jose. that's where we're joined by anthony with a warning for the morning commuters. >> that's right, jeff. in fact, the warning is, for bridges and overpasses, you know just as well as i do, that the bridges and overpasses do freeze more quickly than other surfaces. and the reason behind that is, because you lose a lot of the heat across not only the top part of the bridge but the bottom part and the sides. that cold air invades every location across the bridges and overpasses. tomorrow morning, that's the main threat that we're going to be watching for, commuters head out across the bay area. bridges and overpasses will freeze qu
isn't doing much to help a daley city family that is now in mourning. >> he does that all the time, things like electronic, so this is what we does, every time he does it. >> reporter: that may be what cost him his life. ikenna uwakah's father is wondering how an online ad turned deadly for his son. ikenna was shot to death near the corner of bayshore boulevard around 3:30 yesterday. according to police, that's the location where he agreed to someone who responded to his online ad to sell his playstation 4 for cash. police say the killer took the video console then repeatedly shot ikenna. >> i love him to death. i don't know what i can say. >> reporter: onyebuchi uwakah described his son as a nice boy who enjoyed buying and selling electronics. the video console uwakah was selling is a very hot item that's been flying off store shelves. >> said that the body's with the medical examiner. until he's done with his job. >> reporter: we know uwakah was with his girlfriend when the transacti aaction turned deadly. she was not injured and was able to call 911. uwakah's family lives in dal
is for the city council to vote on the agreement, and that will take place next week. >>> under pressure after weeks of protests and vigils over the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in santa rosa by a sheriffs deputy. county supervisors are taking action. the board is voting today to create a community and law enforcement task force. but not everyone who knew andy lopez is satisfied with that. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live in santa rosa. the pressure on the d.a., the police and the county continues, jodi. >> reporter: jessica, protesters are putting pressure on the district attorney tonight. demonstrators have gathered outside the veterans memorial building. some are outside in the front, others are around the side. inside the building, a fund-raising event is taking place. now, demonstrators say they are not about to back down until they get justice for andy. protesters have gathered outside a fundraiser for sonoma county district attorney, joe rabich calling her to throw the book at erik gelhaus who shot ante lopez after mistaking the replica gun the boy was carrying for a real o
. we're talking about the low 20s in some cities. we want to make sure everybody is ready for this, and then we don't get out of the woods when it comes to weather that's going to impact your life. we've got a very poet ebt storm system headed our way, and this one could drop snow at the 500 foot level. that's what we're watching for next. this morning and tonight it is still cold. these are yurnt temperatures. livermore at 48 degrees. the same for mountain view. let's get right into it this morning. another round of damaging frost. if you don't bring in sensitive plants, they will likely be damaged by the very, very cold temperature. 25 to 32 degrees for most of the bay area. let me give you a taste of some of the coldest spots across the bay area, laura. look at these numbers. we're talking about the low 20s tonight. up in the north bay that also goes for places like livermore. you'll be about 27 degrees tonight. 26 for concorde. 22 in napa, and 24 degrees in santa rose wra. we get a reinforcing blast of cold air and some heavy rain on the way. we could see some of that in the fo
resolutions in congress against apartheid. >> oakland was the symbol of the city that fought and that constantly held everybody -- the nation's feet to the fire. >> long shoremen in oakland were the first to refuse off load south african ships in if 1980s and dozens of protests by students and civic leaders throughout the bay area. mandela's impact is reach into the world of sports. in 1995, president mandela showed up at the rugby team's world cup victory team. they were all in white and both the team and the fans were set to be a symbol of apartheid. mande mandela's appearance changed that. >> he enabled black south africans to appreciate the sport of those persons who had been their oppressors. >> instead of trying to destroy a racist team, he used it to bring people together. now the spring box and fans celebrate diversity on the stands. it was made into a movie called "invick us the." you can find photos and more on the visit to the bay area. just search for nelson mandela. >>> sunnyvale's strict new gun laws take effect today. gun owners who lost their firearms or had t
plane when he left bakers city, oregon, saturday afternoon. the family just celebrated thanksgiving. this is a photo posted on facebook by smith's wife. when the plane reported engine trouble about 125 miles northeast of boise. >> there's a lot of very steep mountains, many of the peaks go up to 8,000 or 9,000 feet in that area. >> reporter: yesterday search and rescue teams got it from the emergency beacon and they say the mountainous terrain makes it unre unreliable. so, today, the search area was expanded. >> unable to pinpoint anything accurately because it's so faint and the nature of the terrain, it could have been from a variety of different areas all up along that canyon. >> reporter: aviation experts say if the beacon is original to the plane, it only has a battery life of up to 48 hours and the fridged temperatures could drain the energy even faster. >> i believe it got below zero up in that area last night. >> reporter: which is also a serious concern for the family, if they survived the crash. they've had to spend three nights in the wilderness. the search efforts in cen
bay area snow. we'll show you where and when and if your city is included up. right now, back to you, laura. >> that's great to know. thanks. we continue our coverage of the cold temperatures with nbc bay area's chase cain, who is life at oakland international airport where crews did something they haven't done in a long time. >> yeah, they had to de-ice some planes. it's been likely months, maybe even since january since they've had to do that, but i have to tell you, the nightsest thing about this hour is that it's great to be able to stand outside without needing a scarf and some gloves. it almost feels summertime-like after that truly freezing start this morning, and everyone we ran into this morning was saying they were just surprised how intense and how early this sort of winter arrived. >> despite the warnings, at least one driver spun out on 208 and san mateo county after hitting a patch of black ice. the often invizquelible danger proved quite visible by day break in walnut creek where an extensive strip of black ice there formed lane closures. slowing the morning commute an
front. and just blessed to be able to play in a city like this for a team like the saints and for a coach like sean payton. >> michele: congratulations, drew. let's turn to marques colston. big play after big play. how were you able to win your matchups time and time again? >> just the work throughout the week. the coaches did a great job putting a great game plan together. you know, just really taking that knowledge and being able to anticipate what they were going to do. >> michele: now, drew does not like to talk about himself, but he hit some big milestones tonight. how do you explain what makes him who he is? >> you've just got to see him throughout the week. that man works like i've never seen. you know, he deserves every bit of success that he gets. >> michele: after a win like tonight, how do you guys look at the rest of the season? >> we've got a tough one in st. louis. they're playing well. especially at home. you know, we've still got some corrections to make. we'll take this one, process it and get ready for next week. >> michele: congratulations. >> thank you.
. yesterday afternoon he took off for baker city, oregon heading for montana. we are in san jose this evening. do we have any clue if his plane crashed or landed safely? >> reporter: no clue at all right now. that's what investigators are trying to figure out. the search will resume tomorrow. neighbors and members of this san jose mormon church are worried an concerned waiting for any piece of good news but preparing for worst. >> i'm very sad right now. >> reporter: elizabeth is hoping and praying that her friend dale smith and his family are okay. rescuers are searching for their single-engine plane that has been reported missing near the central idaho town of yellow pine. >> it's all you have is faith and hope that things will turn out all right. >> reporter: the pilot reported an engine failure near the johnson creek airstrip about 125 miles northeast of boise, idaho. dale smith's friend has flown with him several times. >> he's one of the safest pilots i know. someone i have no fear of flying with at all. i'm a pilot, myself, and i really appreciate someone who takes as much care as dale
up christopher walken in new york city. the actor could not catch a cab, so they gave him a ride downtown, so they stayed with him and kept on chatting. stay with us, we hope this is just your first stop of the day on nbc. >>> leading the news in the miami herlgd, facebook >>> in the miami herald facebook suspect charged with first degree murder. derek medina is accused of fatally shooting his wife and facing a picture of her corpse on facebook. medina told detectives he was acting in self-defense, but the state attorney believes it was premeditated. >>> and in the fort worth star telegram woman killed in johnson county home explosion. authorities in texas believe a propane leak may be to blame for the blast. >>> in iceland armed police shoot and kill a suspect for the first time in that country's history. the suspect was firing a shotgun from inside his home monday. two unarmed police men were shot when they try ed to enter the man's apartment. iceland has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. gun violence is extremely rare. the regular police force doesn't carry firearms
inch of ice here. on saturday that precipitation moves into the northeast where even the coastal cities could start at snow and sleet. and some of these same areas will get it again in the form of freezing rain. so power outages and cold finish the next several days. >> all right. jim cantore in dallas. we will stay on it with you. jim, thanks. >>> fast food workers across this country held protest rallies today in some 100 cities demanding a raise in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15. what many people may not realize is the taxpayers are footing some of the bill for low wages. more than half of fast food workers -- half of them rely on some form of public assistance currently like food stamps. >>> another break. our coverage continues right after this 37 . >>> for some of you, this will conclude our coverage for tonight. for others, some of our stations will be continuing with us for a special second half hour of coverage which will also be live streamed on our website nbcnews.com where tonight you can also find some of the conversation we conducted with nelson mandela the morning aft
in big cities, but not a lot. >> that weather in los angeles, they're breaking out the parka and the big uggs right now i think. >> they wear the uggs when it's 80. >> this is true, but it's exceptionally cold is what you are making the point. did you watch that game, by the way? >> i did not. >> battle of two teams, lackluster records. in sports we're watching that for you. nfl last night. we've got some records that were set. jaguars win their first home game in more than a year and now hold the longest winning streak in the afc, while houston reaches a team record 11th loss in a row. another dubious record for that team. 177 yards in penalties in that one game. yeah, you can bet this one, the jaguars won it 27-20. >>> sports stars also reacting to the passing of nelson mandela. portugal's soccer star christiano ronaldo thanking mandela for his legacy and example. brazil's pelee tweeted a photo of him kissing mandela's head saying he was one of the most influential people in his life. of course, we'll probably hear from more sports stars from around the world as time goes on. >>> to en
of a richmond high school girl. >> for me to hear of another case in the city of richmond, where there was the incident a while back in richmond high school, it just saddens me, but i'm not surprised. >> reporter: we've just learn within the last hour the three teenage suspects will likely be set free sometime this evening pending lab results. that is according to the east bay regional parks police. we've been trying to contact the district attorney's office all day, but they have not returned our phone calls. nbc bay area news. >>> new details now in the search for a missing pilot from san jose and they're not good. bad weather in idaho again grounded the search. on sunday, dale smith was flying four other family members from oregon to montana when he reported engine trouble over central idaho. friends and family are still hoping for good news. >> we understand what we're up against. we understand what the odds are. >> he's a macgyver type engineer. >> snow is in the forecast with nighttime temperatures now expected to dip well below zero. >>> police are crediting a hotel securi
. the nonprofit organization that wants to do that for children in each bay city. >>> and he is back, there he is, braving chilly weather to kick off a special fundraiser and all the hype over his return to san francisco. >>> a nonprofit in the east bay is hoping to provide a safer environment for children to play in east oakland, today, the group called east oakland community play date held their monthly event. kids and families had the opportunity to get a healthy breakfast, do arts and crafts and listen to live music, among other things. but organizers say their goal is to provide a better future in east oakland. >> we're not exactly sure how we'll help the next generation learn to change the statistics of gun violence and poor outcome for their livelihood without actuallyúgítting to know one another, and without faith to bond and form new relationships. >> just come out one saturday and check it out. you give the kids a chance to be kids if they can in their own neighborhoods. >> east oakland community play date is in the middle of a month-long on-line fundraiser to the crowd-pleasing websi
in lopez's name. several people were killed when a train crashed in new york city today. we will hear from the survivors there. amazon claims it will deliver packages minutes after you order them. >> federal investigators say they have recovered the black box from a commuter train this morning. and they say the train speed is the focus of their investigation. four people were killed and dozens of people were hurt. we talked to passengers who were onboard. >> dennis o'neill was in one of the first few cars that careened off the tracks and slid down the hill towards the hudson river. >> i hit the window. all the chairs came out and the woman hit me and a couple of people were hurt badly. >>> as we were going over, i looked at my two friends and screamed. they were going over. >> four people lost their lives. three of whom were ejected from their seats and thrown out of broken windows. >> it's just the most horrible thing. i was just coming down and i saw somebody -- i saw a dead body. they covered it with a white sheet. and then the -- it's just breath taking. the dozens of injured were take
to stay here until 6:00 tonight. planned parenthood plans to open this clinic in redwood city tomorrow afternoon. protesters say they are fighting that opening for several reasons. >> so we're very concerned about these three issues. you know, the lowering of our property values, our children being such young age and using their parents' consent, and the trouble i troubling plans. >> reporter: we did reach out to planned parenthood this morning. so far, we have not received a call back. reporting live in redwood city, maryann favro, nbc bay area news. >> thanks. >>> natural gas will be flowing through the pipeline that has been at the center of controversy in san carlos. it went offline at the beginning of october after people worried about the safety of that line in the wake of 2010 explosion in san bruno. pg&e plans to start service on the pipeline today but at a much lower pressure than the pipe was designed for. >>> police on the peninsula are investigating are crash that killed a pedestrian. it happened about 6:15 this morning near the highway 92 overpass in san mateo. a pedestria
in new york city, where it's just getting very festive. ♪ >> you've got to know this song. >> disco legend. >> this song must take you back to a time when everything was great. >> well -- >> gloria gaynor is singing this song. >> she was here this morning already singing. >> we were joining her, because -- >> we were out on the plaza. >> we want to see how it looks. ♪ i just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face ♪ ♪ i should have changed that stupid lock i should have made you leave your key if i had known for just one second you would be back to bother me ♪ >> i thought jill was in her pajamas at first. ♪ just turn around now >> everybody got into the swing of things. gloria has a terrific book. >> called "we will survive." she tells about her own life. and then there are stories from people from all over the world. it's a very moving book. she will be with us. she's also here for hoda's favorite day in the world. >> today's is national cookie day. did you know? if you want an excuse to have a cookie, by the way, these ones in the middle are warm an
? >>> striking back. why thousands of workers in more than 100 cities from coast to coast are walking off the job today. >>> and -- three, two, one -- all dressed up and ready to go. the rockefeller christmas tree puts on its holiday finest today, thursday, december 5th, 2013. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a from rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. >> i'm matt lauer. natalie is on assignment. that one back there. that norway spruce, we lit her last night. one of the prettiest trees we had in a long time. >> this is the most beautiful. >> so much fun at the tree lighting. we were up early and all slept under the tree. it was great. natalie is a cover hogger. >> the rain didn't come until overnight. >> it was spectacular. i'm telling you everything aligned perfectly. >> so fun watching it from home. you guys were amazing. it was so festive. perfect. >>> while we had good weather here, we're really still talking about weather as our top story today. new concern from that potent and powe
snow in salt lake city through the day today. but then tomorrow morning, the snow fills in through the northern plains and then moves up into minneapolis and into the chicago area as well. watch what happens, though, by 10:00 p.m. on sunday, we are looking at snow in new york c y city, however, it is going to change over to rain as we go into sunday night and monday. for today, though, we do have several winter storm warnings and the higher elevation moving into the rockies through the day today. and we are going to see the threat possibly in aspen 9 to 12 inches of snow. i want to show you what happens as we go through the rest of the weekend. we are going to see some moderate amounts of snow through the northern plains and western great lakes as we go into tomorrow morning. then we are going to see some ice. perhaps a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch from ohio to virginia even raleigh, north carolina could have a coating of ice. sunday night and monday the snow accumulates with as much as nine inches of know? especially in new england. we will watch it throughout the wee
suspects like the north bay will still hit lows in the freezing range, but most cities that don't traditionally get this cold this early in the season. for instance, here in san jose, we're going to fall back to the 40s as lows, trading out the 20s and 30s. it has been brutal. and as we head throughout the night tonight, do want to put this on your map. it's 40s degrees in santa rosa. temperatures are going to be chilly there today. it's a spare the air day. a winter spare the air alert has been called, and we have unhealthy levels of pollutants in the north bay. keep this in mind. we could be looking at this trend every single day this week with really bad air quality headed our way. if you suffer from respiratory issues, stay close to the forecast all week long. this is just our first spare the air day so far this week. we could be looking at them every single day, all the way through thursday. highs today only in the 40s. tonight we have another freeze warning in place. should be the last one. i'll let you know how cold it's going to be where you live and when we might see th
to 6 inches from charleston, west virginia up into new england including new york city and more icing going to be a problem as we make our way down through the mid-atlantic states. so, again, one-two punch. this is a third punch. this one is an uppercut. >> this is insult to injury right now. al, thank you very much. i want to turn now to south africa. a week of events celebrating the life of nelson mandela getting underway now. president obama and the first lady are heading there this morning to attend a memorial service tomorrow. they'll be joined by jimmy carter, bill clinton, and george w. bush. nbc's lester holt is in soweto with more on this. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. what an emotional few days it's been. we're outside the mandela house. it's the house he came home to after his release from prison in 1990. a lot of folks will be lining up tonight for the privilege to be at the stadium and at the memorial service but like the 50 or 60 some odd world leaders coming, none of them were invited. this is going to be an event on a scale rarely seen i
. that's 11 degrees above normal. panama city 75. st. louis, 60. that's 12 degrees above normal. for tomorrow, cleveland gets in on the action. 55 degrees. 54 chicago. atlanta will be 14 degrees warmer than usual at 72. boston on thursday, 54 degrees. philly 63. apalachicola at 76. the cold air gets here in the weekend but until then enjoy the warmth. that's what's going on around the country. heres what's h very light showers on the radar thi!qmorning. a lot of this is evaporating before it hits the surface. what is happening is a cold front is coming through and that is leadingñrçó all of the micro climates -- our camera is shaking. it will bexdi] windy out there cold today with highs onlyçó reaching into the upper 50s, so we will only climb by three to five degrees as we head throughout thexíe9ñ >>> that's your latest weather. >> all right, mr. roker. coming up could there be a christmas tree crisis. the threat for the popular frazier furs and what to lk for when you pick out a tree. >> some of the most hilariously awkward family photos ever taken. you're going to lov
? investigators trying to piece together what caused that new york city commuter train to derail killing four people and injuring more than 60 others. the tragedy hitting home here at nbc. >>> final moments, investigators determine speed played a re in the fiery car crash that killed actor paul walker as the photos emerges showing him getting in the car just minutes before the accident. >>> delivery by drone. on this cyber monday, amazon announces its next big idea to get packages to your doorstep. could the technology be here sooner than you think? and is it a good idea? >>> and best play ever. reaction still pouring in to what people are calling the greatest end to a sporting event in history. >> an answered prayer. >> so was it? the great debate today, monday, 3 f2nds and all o3 f2 f23 f23 f2 33 f2 >>> 3 f2 >>> era un hombre amistoso,3 f22 3 f23 c13 f23 f2 3 f2 f3 f2 >>> 3 3 f23 f2 3 f2 f23 f2 f2 f2 33 f2 3 c1 train. >> we want to take a second to remember one of our own. jim lovell. an audio technician part of our nbc family and part of every concert we had on the plaza. he was on his way
in mexico's northern city of tijuana. the international atomic energy agency says the vehicle was transporting a cobalt 60 from a hospital to a radioactive waste storage center when it was stolen. it is unclear now if the suspect was aware or if there were more than one suspect aware of what they were carrying. >>> the fight over airspace will be front and center today as vice president joe biden joins china's president for a high-stakes meeting. the vice president landed in beijing this morning. china's decision to declare an air-defense identification zone in an area that includes disputed islands has triggered protests from the u.s., japan, and south korea. biden says that washington is deeply concerned. >>> in washington, a first for women at the pentagon as the president has named christine fox as the acting deputy defense secretary for the time being until the president finds a permanent replacement. she takes over for ashton carter, who is stepping down today after announcing his resignation in october. in her new position, fox would be the highest ranking woman at the
dakota. icy roads responsible for jackknifed trucks and car accidents in oklahoma city. >> it is best to stay home. don't get out in this. if you do, prepare yourself. you may have a slide off. >> reporter: according to state police, over a dozen vehicles slid off the highway in new mexico. how cold was it in dallas? cold enough to freeze this car door shut. >> it's completely frozen. >> reporter: the texas department of transportation ordered up 400 additional vehicles to help treat roads. what would you tell people at this point right now? >> drive slow. be careful. be aware of what's around you. >> reporter: out west, freezing temperatures still threatening crops in the $2 billion citrus industry in central california. >> this is only night two. we have got a storm coming saturday morning which is probably going to bring snow to the valley floor. >> reporter: here's the problem now. it will drop down to 7 degrees here and most areas were hardest hit and it will not warm above freezing until wednesday. unfortunately with the next storm system setting its sights on the same area on s
at palo alto, one of the many bay area cities bracing for a wet and very cold evening. meteorologist jeff ranieri is tracking the rain and possible snow headed our way? >> yeah, we're peeling apart the layers. there's a lot going on over the next 24 hours. right now it is cold out here, as we've been mentioning. temperatures in the 40s for the most part. you mix that extremely cold air aloft in with this moisture moving in, and we're now getting reports of some low snow. right here across mt. hamilton, a few snow flurries earlier this evening in los gatos then also up into the north bay we've heard reports over the past hour and a half, some snow flurries across st. helena. the radar right now showing mainly rainfall. it wouldn't be out of the ordinary at this point with the cold air aloft to get a few more snow flurries. see here to the north in call stoeg ga there on highway 29, we've also had rain/snow mixing in as well. so the cold air is in place. the moisture is with us. it's only a matter of time before some of our higher elevations continue to add up this snow. winter weather advi
this morning. some of the country's biggest cities, washington, new york, boston, bracing for sleet, freezing rain anng rain and sno. >>> prayer, reflection and celebration. ♪ >> a week of memorial events under way in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mande underway inla south africa to s good bye to nelson mandela. lester is live with the latest. >>> and it is off. prince harry's race to the south pole cancelled. that doesn't mean the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world. >>> from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live from south africa and erica hill live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> as wee mentioned, lester hol in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we
to an area near seattle's sea-tac airport, south of the city. >> the call came in from my sergeant, requesting i respond to this location regarding a woman's body. she had been found by a passerby in the blackberry bushes. >> this is kind of off the grid right here. >> yes, it is. >> a woman's body discovered in a nothing patch of scrub at the end of a runway near an all but abandoned trailer park. >> what did you notice about the body? >> first thing i noticed was she was nude. the second thing i noticed, her arms were gently across her chest. >> not just a body abandoned. >> correct. she had not been discarded like garba garbage, but she had been gently placed into and under the vines. >> the detective had a special set of skills she called on now. she had been trained in tracking, reading trails, disturbed vegetation, just like the scouts in the old west. the pattern of broken branches and tamped down leaves and soil told her that the body had lain out here about a week. >> is there anything that suggested to you why this woman would have been abandoned here? >> no. and that was
that loyal, hard working people have been affected by these determinations. >>> the sunnyvale city council is expected to decide tonight if they'll go forward with a new office park. it will consistent of six eight-story buildings. the project is designed by the same person who did moffett towers a few years ago. >>> it's a huge milestone for a bay area woman who is 100 years old. we'll explain that next. >>> today a 100-year-old fremont woman was sworn in as a u.s. citizen. >> this doesn't happen very often. she is originally from china. she spent most of her life living in hong kong. when she was just 80 years old, she decided to move to canada do join her son and daughter-in-law. when she was 90 years old, she came here to america to live with her daughter. >> she likes the weather. >> the weather? >> yeah, and the people. >> she loves the weather. it's going to be cold. to give you some perspective, in the past 50 years less than 20  people 100 years or older have been naturalized as u.s. citizens. >> such a cute lady. >> congratulations. >>> it's going to get cold. >> temperatures ar
the city of san jose and baseball. the team's owner says he is still fighting to move to hose. >>> and coming up next at 6:00. a 16-year-old boy died on a flight from seattle today. police are trying to make sure tomorrow's 49ers game is safe for all of the fans. we will take a look at how much snow came down. >>> san francisco police are warning people headed to tomorrow's 49ers game to behave. several officers will be in the crowd wearing seattle seahawks gear. there will be more decoy officers at this game than other game. kickoff is scheduled for 1:25 tomorrow afternoon. >>> search crews are waiting for the weather to let up before they start looking for a silicon valley executive and his family. the search was suspended yesterday when snow and frigid temperatures hit the area. smith was flying when he reported engine trouble. it is unclear when search planes will be able to take off again. >>> in washington state a flight that took off from seattle was diverted after a teenager died on board. delta flight 128 headed for atlanta landed in spocane after a 16-year-old boy di
york city, an inch or two of wet snow. by monday morning's rush hour, temperature climb to about 40. lester? >> thanks. >>> we're back in a moment with nelson mandela's impact on young people in america. michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. ♪ [ female announcer ] may your holidays be merry and bright. merry pringles. [ female announcer ] may your holidays be merry and bright. every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we'
. the assistant city attorney saying, quote, there's no way that sexual assault will not happen. no offense to men, but i don't know any men who want to just snuggle. >>> a waitress has been let go from her job. the story has been questioned. >>> he thought he was buying an x box 1 for $735 but all he got was a low res photoe. a local business donated a game system to him and ebay helped him get a full refund. >>> who is the greatest in all the land in college football? we have that. and the nfl record set this weekend including the epic snow bowl. >>> what was vevo's most watched music video of 2013? to those who've waited... worried... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com. what was the most watched video of 2013? was it robin thicke's "blurred lines," miley cyrus' "wrecking ball," "diamonds," rihanna, or one direction's "ki
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